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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Professor Mike Adams is suing the University of North Carolina Wilmington because he claims it discriminated against him and didn’t give him tenure. But before the suit moves on, a senior US District Court Judge is sending the two sides to mediation.

The order says that Judge David Daniel will sit down with Adams and the university with a goal of reaching some kind of resolution.

This case dates back to 2007 when Adams says the school didn’t tenure him because of his political and religious views.

A district court judge ruled in favor of the university, but Adams then appealed that decision in federal court.

We spoke with Adams by phone, and he said he had no comment at this time.

The university released this short statement: “Uncw will, in good faith, participate in the routine settlement conference, which was ordered by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina in Adams v. UNCW, in an effort to determine whether a mutually acceptable agreement is possible.”

No date has been set yet for the mediation meeting.

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